Things My Daughters Taught Me

I met my girls a little earlier than I expected. I had my first daughter two years after I graduated high school. I was young, irresponsible, and had absolutely no clue what I wanted in life. I knew for a fact that I didn’t really want to be a mom. I had my whole life planned out, and babies were NOT a part of that plan. It’s funny how life works out. Fast forward seven years, here I am with two smaller versions of myself.

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Being a mom is the best thing to ever happen to me. I know it sounds cliche, but it’s true! My girls are so amazing. Before having them, I was riding freely on the hot mess express without a care in the world. They’ve both taught me so much in the last seven years. Stuff like . . .

Jesus can hear when we use bad words.

There’s no such thing as sleeping in.

Cereal is not a real breakfast, but a lunchable is a full course meal.

Silence isn’t golden. Silence means someone is doing something they shouldn’t be.

Disowning your sister when angry, is the best way to get what you want.

Disney Channel movies are STILL everything.

26 years old means almost 100, and that’s old.

It’s important to always mind your manners.

Shopkins band-aids can fix boo-boos that regular band-aids can’t.

If you don’t have anything nice to say, sound it anyway. . . As loud as possible.

Most importantly, my girls have taught me about unconditional love. The love I have for those two cannot be matched. When I was at my lowest, they kept me going. They didn’t see my flaws, all they saw was their mother. To them, I am a superhero. To me, they are everything!

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26 Comments

  1. May 10, 2018 / 2:12 pm

    I agree. My daughter has taught me so much about life, it’s rather astonishing. Being a mother is the hardest, yet most rewarding job I’ve ever had the privilege of holding.

    • Chantal
      Author
      May 10, 2018 / 5:42 pm

      I agree! Thank you Rikki❤️

  2. May 10, 2018 / 9:19 am

    The part about silence means someone’s up to trouble made me laugh! I love this post and your blog – I have two biracial daughters of my own, so I can’t wait to subscribe and look for more of your hair tips! Thanks for sharing!

    • Chantal
      Author
      May 10, 2018 / 5:41 pm

      Aww thank you so much! I’m glad you enjoyed it💜💜

  3. May 9, 2018 / 9:41 pm

    You spoke the truth about silence. Silence is golden, my foot! I have a 2 and 4 year old at home, so I might be biased.

    • Chantal
      Author
      May 10, 2018 / 5:41 pm

      Lol! Silence means the house is probably on fire 🤦🏾‍♀️😂

  4. May 9, 2018 / 9:24 pm

    I love the thought behind this! It’s amazing, and often funny, the things we learn from our children!

    • Chantal
      Author
      May 10, 2018 / 5:40 pm

      Thank you Kat! ❤️

  5. May 9, 2018 / 8:37 pm

    This is so sweet.. and there is TOTALLY no such thing as sleeping in.. lol

    • Chantal
      Author
      May 10, 2018 / 5:40 pm

      At all! Lol thanks Brittney!

  6. May 9, 2018 / 3:39 pm

    Aw, this is so cute. Your girls sound wonderful. Oh yeah, in your 20’s? You’re so old! LOL And Disney Channel movies are great. 🙂

    -lauren

    • Chantal
      Author
      May 10, 2018 / 5:40 pm

      Haha ikr! Thank you so much for reading.

  7. Neely Moldovan
    May 9, 2018 / 2:16 pm

    yYep silence with Liam (my little) means something bad LOL

    • Chantal
      Author
      May 10, 2018 / 5:39 pm

      I have two and they are never quiet unless they are sleeping or into something they shouldn’t be lol.

    • Chantal
      Author
      May 10, 2018 / 4:16 pm

      Thank you!

  8. Danielle
    May 9, 2018 / 9:08 am

    This is so sweet and true. I love being a mom. It really is the best job in the world.

    • Chantal
      Author
      May 10, 2018 / 4:15 pm

      It really is! Thank you for reading Danielle.

  9. Kids are the absolute best! My son has taught me so much in 3 years… like its important to always have toys in my purse at all times, its not ideal to talk about poop at the dinner table but it WILL happen regardless, and that I am not just a mom, but a doctor, a chef, a superhero, a maid, and the best snuggler!

    • Chantal
      Author
      May 10, 2018 / 4:15 pm

      I’ve learned to keep toys in my purse too lol. My kids like to burp at the dinner table. . .🤦🏾‍♀️😂

  10. May 9, 2018 / 8:29 am

    Very sweet and true. Sometimes we need to know who saved who! Kudos on your book!

    • Chantal
      Author
      May 10, 2018 / 4:14 pm

      Thank you so much!

  11. Makenzie
    May 9, 2018 / 8:28 am

    It’s amazing what children teach us in their short time here on earth. But boy is it a joy!

    • Chantal
      Author
      May 10, 2018 / 4:14 pm

      It really is! Thank you so much for reading.

  12. May 9, 2018 / 8:18 am

    Lol love this! Especially the shopkins bandaids and silence isn’t golden! So true!! Thanks for sharing!!

    • Chantal
      Author
      May 10, 2018 / 4:14 pm

      Hi Maria! Thanks so much for reading.

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